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reaches the supreme court this week. the justices will hear arguments about the federal defense of marriage act defining marriage as only between a man and a woman as well as prop eight. california's ban on same-sex marriage was struck down twice by lower courts. it's now up to the highest court in the land to decide if tens of thousands of the same- sex couples in the golden state may marry. people camping out will compete for 240 seats in the courtroom. oral arguments give the justices the opportunity to discuss the issue. on the air waves, both sides framed the issue as a matter of freedom. >> it's about altering all of society. with marriage goes with what our children are thought. people losing the right to define the morals of our children. it's about the right to conduct business. >> if you believe that children are best raised in families where both of their parents are married then there's no better answer to overturn something like prop eight. >> reporter: camela harris once san francisco's district attorney called such marriage a fund -- fundamental rights. >> 14 ti
-sex marriage and other is a challenge to the federal law known as the defense of marriage act. state with ktvu channel 2 for continuing coverage. our only david stevenson will be there live in the nation's capitol for tuesday's oral arguments and will have live reports throughout the day. and join us for a ktvu news special report at 6:30 when we go in-depth on the prop 8 case. we'll break down the arguments, and gage reaction from washington, d.c. to right here in the bay area. >>> in continuing coverage it's a tale of two budgets in washington. >> the ayes are 50, the nays are 49. >> early today the senate passed a $3.7 trillion budget almost completely along party lines. it raises taxes for the wealthiest americans and cuts spending by $875 billion. but it is so different from the drastic cuts recently passed by the house, that few if any expect the budgets to be reconciled and instead congress is expecting another fiscal battle in july when president obama will likely ask for increased borrowing power. president obama has returned to washington tonight after his trip to the middle east.
a patent. twitter has publicly promised to only use the patents defensively. the company will also require permission from its employees if it wants to take the offensive and sue another company over intellectual property. >>> comcast customers may have noticed their internet service has gotten a little quicker. they've increased the speeds of services for nearly all customers in california. the upgrade applies to customers with performance, blast, or express 50 service plans. however, comcast is not upgrading the speeds of its two low end plans. >>> i miss my school. i miss my teachers. i really want to be over there. >> a 9-year-old boy barred from return home. the campaign to help bring him back to the bay area. >>> you're really lucky there's so many police in this room right now. >> but first, a teenage killer sentenced. but not before doing something that startled everyone in court. >>> developing news from the north bay where an accident has left a fedex truck dangling from the roadway. for your first day? yeah. ♪ dad: you'll be fine, ok? girl: ok. dad: you look so pretty. ♪ i'm
relationship with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. they paid a visit to an israeli missile defense system. >> i will repeat, all options are on the table. we will do what is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >> president obama also said israel has no greater friend than the u.s. tomorrow, the president is scheduled to make a quick trip to the west bank and meet with mahmoud abbas. >>> a report offers a surprising glimpse into pope francis's opinion of gays and lesbians. when he was a cardinal, he sunketted as civil -- subjected as civil unions. but he was overruled. what he will do as pope is another matter entirely. >>> a stranger to the rescue. when a toddler stops breathing. in news of the world, the action that helped save a little girl's life. >> a star studded event here at the state capitol tonight. find out who was inducted into the california hall of fame. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! don't stress. we can figure this out. [ male announcer ] get the speed to make
man in a castro district crosswalk. chris bucarry was in a district court this afternoon. his defense attorney claims that he entered the intersection on a yellow light. he is due back in court next month for his preliminary hearing. >>> vallejo police are looking for a man who assaulted a young woman in hans park. they say a man resembling this sketch grabbed the woman on the trail that runs along redwood parkway . the suspect reportedly fled in a vehicle described as an acura two door with gray primer on the fender and rear bumper area. >>> today police identified the man who barricaded himself inside a sutter street home yesterday afternoon as 42-year- old william heinz of vallejo. investigators have not determined if he died of a police bullet, or the result of a suicide. police say they opened fire when the man broke a window, and pointed a rifle at the officers. >>> colorado today legalized civil unions for same sex couples. the governor signed the bill with a flourish. skirting a colorado constitutional legal amendment that limits marriage to one man and one woman. this new col
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